I'm a puppet maker with a degree in theatre. A former lighting techie, stage manager and producer. And I like to think that with puppetry, the only limit is your imagination. More...
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(If you’re looking for patterns for other puppet types, please browse the other categories as you’ll find more lists there)
Yes, glove puppets are the same as hand puppets (people often mix up the terms with muppet-type puppets). If you’re looking for ‘glove arm’, ‘rod arm’ or ‘muppet-style’ puppet patterns, head over to the muppet-type puppet section.
I will be adding to this list as I find more patterns. Please note that these patterns come free courtesy of the credited people; please respect their wishes for creditation (if requested) if you publish the link elsewhere. This is the total of these particular patterns listed on this site; feel free to browse for more on my site, but you’ll just end up back here again I promise.
Read about the myths of free patterns [link to be added].
Why so few free puppet patterns? Find the answer here. [link to be added] Find out what kind of materials to use for these puppets.
Australians may want to buy locally. Where? I explain here.